It’s time to link up with Kathryn of The Book Date for It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog.
This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.
It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading? is all about catching up with fellow book lovers about one’s reading week. If you’d like to participate with us, simply link up, share about what’s goin’ on with you, and tell us about the good &/or bad reads you had for the week.
Good afternoon. How was your weekend? The girls had social engagements, the elder hung out with her girlfriends all day after Friday’s early dismissal & the youngest went to her first, pool party Saturday for a good chunk of the day. Yesterday the husband had to go into work for a bit. I tried to get some sewing done but hit some detours. However we watched Paddington 2 and I finished knitting a gusset.
Do you have today off? Ours started off with chores. I worked out and “mowed the lawn” (gave the husband a buzz and a high fade). He started washing the cars and enlisted both dames to help him. It’s a hot day here in the east bay, 87°; it was already 77° around 10:30.
I finished one book out of last week’s six. This middle grade read was a terrific audiobook to listen to. Imagine being part of a neighborhood where you know everyone’s name while you play and walk down the street. Then, you get the shocking news that your landlord isn’t renewing your lease! Well, the five Vanderbeeker kids wasn’t havin’ that as they put their heads together and schemed.
The main reason why I loved this book so much is because of the children. The narrator did a wonderful job giving each a different voice full of personality. I like how the kids were the main focus of the story and I thought it clever how the author still incorporated daily life around the main issue. I found it fascinating how a brownstone was full of apartments. I enjoyed the background, neighborhood characters. I loved the sense of diversity in Harlem. I am glad my curiosity was piqued after reading the mentions and the praises of Patty (Books, Thoughts and Adventures). Four stars.
Okay, I promised the fifth grader we would watch Justice League today since her dad had detoured us last night. Off to knit and laugh at Flash. Have a good Monday. Thanks for poppin’ in. TTYS.